Top 30 Asian Movies For Romantic Comedy Lovers

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While Asian cinema was once considered to be only Chinese kung fu movies and Japanese horror films in the Western imagination, some of the best Asian films in recent years have actually been romantic comedies. Asian cinema is certainly rising in popularity in the U.S. If you're looking for romance Korean movies, Asian comedy movies or Thai romantic comedy movies(even Chinese!) you're at right place. You can find the best Asian movies for romantic comedy lovers. 

Ranging from young love to old love to unconventional love, there's something for everyone on this list, and it's all guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

1. First Love (Thailand) | 2010

Life of a 14 year old girl Nam, who falls in love with her senior of tenth grade P'Shone and tries desperately to win his attention.

IMDb: 7.7

2. 200 Pounds Beauty (South Korea) | 2006

Han-na, an overweight woman with a beautiful voice, provides the real vocals for a pretty pop star who can't carry a tune. After a humiliating encounter, Han-na undergoes head-to-toe plastic surgery and reemerges a year later as svelte singer Jenny.

IMDb: 6.9

3. My Sassy Girl (South Korea) | 2001

Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Kyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think she is his girlfriend. Once he helps her, Kyun-woo develops a deep sense of responsibility for her which enables him to tolerate (somehow) the girl's abuses.

IMDb: 8.2

4. A Millionaire's First Love (South Korea) | 2006

Jae-Kyung (Hyun-Bin ) is a tough guy, who is a high school senior,If he turns 19 years means, he could be a millionaire by inheriting his deceased grandfather's wealth. Unfortunately his family lawyer informs Jae-Kyung about the will from his grandfather. In his will grandfather stated he can only become a millionaire after he graduates from Boram High School,a countryside local school. He has no other choice to avoid. Life became worse there and he can't use his money or make friends. In his class, he meets Eun-Hwan (Lee Yeon-Hee)a pretty girl. Things change Jae-Kyung's mind and became close to their new friends. 

IMDb: 7.4

5. Spellbound (South Korea) | 2011

Jo-Goo is a magician who is seeking new ways to improve his magic show. When he meets a weird girl in one of his shows, he finds a new idea and offers her to work together. It's only until a year later that he starts to know her personally and gets involved in her problem - ghosts problem. Soon he develops a feeling towards her and finds out that he doesn't care about her problems if only he could be with her.

IMDb: 7.0

6. A Moment To Remember (South Korea) | 2004

A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.

 IMDb: 8.3

7. You're My Pet (South Korea) | 2011

On a rainy night, Eun-Yi walks home and finds a large blue box on front of her home. When she looks inside of the box she's shocked again to see the named In-Ho, sitting in the box. Ji-Eun brings sopping wet In-Ho into her apartment, while she tries to contact her younger brother. Her younger brother doesn't answer her calls. Oddly enough, In-Ho reminds Eun-Yi of her former pet dog Momo. Eun-Yi then comes up with an arrangement. She will let In-Ho stay at her apartment if he will become her pet dog named Momo.

IMDb: 5.7

8. A Werewolf Boy (South Korea) | 2012

Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.

IMDb: 7.3

9. Always (South Korea) | 2011

A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min (So Ji-sub) and telemarketer Jung-hwa (Han Hyo-joo). He has closed his heart to the world and she remains spirited despite slowly losing her vision. Their fate intertwines when their past are revealed in their blooming relationship.

IMDb: 7.8

10. The Classic (South Korea) | 2003

Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance which is remarkably similar to her own circumstances.

IMDb: 7.9

11. Must Be… Love (Philippines) | 2013

Patricia, a tomboyish teenage girl who fell in love with her childhood best friend, Ivan. But Ivan sees her only as his best friend, and he fell in love with Patricia's cousin, Angel. Rather than her. Will Ivan fall in love with Patricia or they will be remain best friends forever?

IMDb: 6.8

12. Baby And Me (South Korea) | 2008

A rebellious high school student sees his life take a strange turn when he goes to the grocery store and someone leaves a baby in his shopping cart, along with a note claiming he's the father.

IMDb: 6.8

13. Hot Young Bloods (South Korea) | 2014

A comedy romance movie about the last generation of youths and their passionate romance based in Hongseong, Chungcheong Namdo in the 1980's.

IMDb: 6.9

14. Finding Mr. Destiny (South Korea) | 2010

Gi-joon starts an agency that helps people locate their long-lost first loves and Ji-woo becomes his first client. She is dragged there by her worried father, Captain SEO, who learns that Ji-woo is still hung up on Kim Jung-wook, a man she fell in love with on her trip to India in her early twenties. In offer to identify the face of Ji-woo's long lost first love, the two travel all around the country and come face-to-face with a smörgåsbord of Kim Jong-wook's. After days on end of little success in the search for Kim Jong-wook, the agency receives a single phone call of fate.

IMDb: 6.7

15. Penny Pinchers (South Korea) | 2011

Ji-woong is a loser who can't find a job so he lies to his mom for money, but his mom abruptly cuts him off one day, and he becomes homeless. But that same day, salvation arrives in the form of Hong-sil who's extremely stingy. Her hobby is visiting the bank to make savings deposits, and her specialty is selling empty glass bottles and old newspapers for cash. One day, her savings plans are brought to a screeching halt when she learns she needs a separate bank account under someone else's name to reach her goal of 20 million dollars.

IMDb: 6.8

16. Love You You (China) | 2011

A paralegal (Angelababy) is sent on a undercover mission to inspect You Lele (Eddie Peng), the young owner of a stunning beach resort suspected of illegal business practices. Though the two hit if off on a very wrong note, they grow fond of each other's company despite their clashing personalities.

IMDb: 6.4

17. Hello Stranger (Thailand) | 2010

Just like thousands of Thai couples, during the 9 days holiday of Songkran festival, a guy and a girl choose to visit Korea for their own specific reasons. They did not start the trip to go together, but end up returning back home together.

IMDb: 7.6

18. Suddenly It's Magic (Thailand) | 2012

Joey Hermosa (Erich Gonzales) and Marcus Hanson (Mario Maurer) only have two things in common. One: they live to make fairy-tale romances happen - Joey through her exquisite wedding cakes; Marcus through the numerous romantic comedies he stars in. Two: their own love stories do not have the fairy-tale happy endings - she was just recently dumped at the altar; he just discovered that his on-screen partner and real-life girlfriend had fallen in love with another man. These two broken-hearted people will find love again when they least expect it.

IMDb: 6.2

19. 100 Days With Mr. Arrogant (South Korea) | 2004

Ha-yeong is a young woman who got dumped by her boyfriend on the 100th day of their relationship. Hyeong-jun is a wealthy and handsome man who melts women wherever he goes, but is not interested in dating. One day, as the later is driving his luxury car, the two will meet. Disgruntled by her recent rejection, Ha-yeong kicks a soda can out of frustration, which finds its way onto Hyeong-jun's head. Startled by the impact, he loses control of his car and scratches it against a wall. When Ha-yeong is unable to pay for the damages, he persuades her to repay him by signing a contract that binds her to his service for 100 days.

IMDb: 6.2

20. Love 911 (South Korea) | 2012

Kang-il is a rescue firefighter whose wife died while he was helping someone else in an accident. Struggling with guilt for being unable to save his wife, Kang-il frantically jumps into dangers to rescue others. Mi-soo, a doctor at a general hospital, makes a misdiagnosis and gets sued by the patient's husband when the patient ends up slipping into a critical condition. In danger of losing her medical license, Mi-soo's lawyer advises her to convince Kang-il to testify against the patient's husband for an assault that occurred while the husband was in grief. She sets out to win Kang-il over by "dating him."

IMDb: 6.9

21. 3-Iron (South Korea) | 2004

The lonely and silent rider Tae-suk breaks in empty houses and lives a normal life while the owners are traveling. He does not steal anything and moves from house to house without any loss other than food, and he cleans the houses, provides small repairs or washes some clothes to pay for the hospitality. When he enters in the house of Sun-hwa, he does not see the woman that is wounded in her room after being beaten up on by her abusive husband Min-gyu Lee. Tae-suk helps the hurt woman and when Min-gyu returns, he hits the husband with golf balls and Sun-hwa leaves her husband with Tae-suk on his motorcycle. When they break in a house of a dead man, Tae-suk gets arrested and  Sun-hwa is forced to return home. But she never forgets him.

IMDB: 8.1

22. Miracle In Cell No.7 (South Korea) | 2013

Successful Ryoo Seung-yong comes back as a fool Yong-gu for his daughter! Outsiders not allowed! In room number 7 of the prison where all kinds of criminals are gathered, comes Yong-gu, a father with the sense of a 6 year-old and his 7 year-old daughter Ye-seung. The mission of these criminals in room number 7 is to protect these two who can never stay apart for a single moment. Will they succeed?

IMDb: 8.2

23. No Breathing (South Korea) | 2013

A gifted swimmer rediscovers his talent by entering a competition against his long-time rival.

IMDb: 6.5

24. Mourning Grave (South Korea) | 2014

In-su, a high school student, can see ghosts. Plagued by them everywhere he goes and harassed by classmates because of it, he returns to his hometown to live with his uncle and finally put the past to rest. No sooner does he arrive than he sees his first ghost there, a pretty girl; but, just like before, it's not just ghosts that affect his life. School bullies remain a problem, but soon along, the bullies start being attacked by a vengeful ghost wearing a bloody mask, and In-su starts to think that his new friend, the pretty ghost, may have something to do with it.

IMDb: 6.0

25. Norwegian Wood (Japan) | 2010

Upon hearing the song "Norwegian Wood," Toru (Matsuyama) remembers back to his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend. As the two try, in very different ways, to contend with their grief, Toru forms a bond with another woman, Midori.

IMDb: 6.4

26. Ride Away (South Korea) | 2008

im Hajeong, her family torn apart by alcoholism, moves to a new town to begin a new life in college. She develops a fancy for Kim Soowook, who is indifferent at first but soon warms up to her. He becomes her friend and helps her to deal with the issues of her family. However, he has a past which may prevent them from being together. 

IMDb: 6.3

27. Koizora (Japan) | 2007

Mika is a fresh high school student who starts texting a mysterious boy. She is shocked when he reveals who he is - Hiro, a delinquent attending her school. What she doesn't know is that Hiro isn't as bad as he seems.

IMDb: 7.1

28. Whatcha Wearin'? (South Korea) | 2012

Yoon-Jung accidentally calls a stranger, instead of her boyfriend, and has phone sex with the unknown man. When her relationship with boyfriend turns sour, she meets Hyun-Seung, and falls in love with him, but finds out he is that stranger.

IMDb: 6.7

29. Steel Cold Winter (South Korea) | 2013

A dark secret hidden surrounds a mysterious girl who is an outcast the entire village alienates and a boy who tries to get close to her who has a tragedy of his in his past. As romance blossoms so do rumours.

IMDb: 6.3

30. Secretly, Greatly (South Korea) | 2013

Three undercover North Korean agents live happily in South Korea while waiting for their order. One day, an unexpected order arrives, but it's not what they expected.

IMDb: 6.8

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